Ready for an extra day of fun, sun and freedom? Monday, September 4th is hot on our heels, and you won’t want to miss a beat! Not sure how to spend your long weekend? From outdoor activities to annual festivities,  here are 10 things to do in Calgary on Labour Day in 2023.

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Cheer on the Stamps at the Labour Day Classic


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It’s back! This Monday, grab a beer and cheer the Calgary Stampeders to victory when they take on the Edmonton Elks for another Labour Day Classic! For more information or to snag some tickets, head over to the link above!

When: Monday, September 4th, 2023
Where: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
Time: 5 pm
Cost: $31+

Catch the Labour Day Parade 

There’s nothing better than a good old parade! This Labour Day check head over to Cochrane for floats, glitter and street performances! It all kicks off at 10 am sharp, so  Bring your fold-out chairs, your families and a smile and enjoy a colourful Monday morning!

When: Monday, September 4th, 2023
Where: See the route here
Time: Pre-parade 9 am | Main event 10 am
Cost: FREE

Explore an Alberta Sunflower field

There’s nothing better than a Labour Day stroll! This Monday, explore a few of Alberta’s most beautiful sunflower fields. From Calgary to Edmonton, we’ve put together a list of some of the best so all you have to do is pick one and enjoy! Have fun, and thank us later.

Explore the Barbie exhibit at TELUS Spark

Hi Barbie! With interviews, vintage dolls and photo ops, Spark’s nostalgic exhibit will examine how pop culture and fashion trends shaped the international phenomenon in the 64 years since Mattel launched the brand. Don’t miss it!

When: Until September 10th, 2023
Where: 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Cost: $26

See the WildScapes at the Calgary Zoo

Have kids or a nature-loving date? From 21-foot-tall giraffes and snakes made entirely of plants, Wildscapes at the Calgary Zoo is a topiary event that features large living sculptures that have been hand-crafted to look like familiar creatures. Get tickets at the link above!

When: Until September 24th, 2023.
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6
Cost: $29.95

Go downhill Karting

A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This upcoming Monday, proceed with caution to Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Cost: $28+

Take a hike

Hoping to get out of the city? This Monday, treat yourself to a stunning hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Check the link above for our favourites and enjoy!

Enjoy a summer day on the farm


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It’s summer on the farm – but not for long! Located 30 minutes from Calgary’s inner city, The Cakgary Farmyard has games, rabbits, goats and pigs, a ropes course, mini golf, a sunflower field and an 11-acre corn maze. You’re going to have a blast!

Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View County
Cost: $21.95+

Check out Heritage Park

While their big Labour Day tea party is already sold out, you can still treat yourselves to a wholesome day at Calgary’s Heritage Park – one of the happiest places in the city. Here’s to hoping for great weather!

Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW
Cost: $19+

Ride the coaster at Calaway Park

Everyone loves nostalgia! This Monday those looking to relive their childhood are encouraged to ride the coaster or eat all the carnival food their stomachs can handle at Calgary’s Calaway Park. Enjoy!

Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Cost: $39.95+

And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this Labour Day! It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!